Story 2009-04-15 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA

Middle of “Working on a Dream”
“Good evening, Los Angeles (crowd cheers) we’re so glad to be here in your beautiful city tonight (crowd cheers) back here at the fabulous Los Angeles Sports Arena (crowd cheers) the house that rock built…the joint that don’t disappoint (crowd cheers) that’s right …we love the Sports Arena (crowd cheers) and we’re here tonight with a mighty purpose on our minds…we’re gonna rock the house! (crowd cheers) not only we’re gonna rock the house, we’re gonna build a house in this room tonight (crowd cheers) that’s right…we’re gonna take fear and build a house of love (crowd cheers) we’re gonna take sadness and build a house of joy (crowd cheers) we’re gonna take doubt and build a house of faith (crowd cheers) we’re gonna take despair and build a house of hope (crowd cheers) we got all the tools we need right here on this stage tonight (crowd cheers) we’re gonna use the bad wood and we’re gonna use the good wood…we’re gonna use the bad news and we’re gonna use the good news…and we’re gonna build a house out of music and spirit and noise (crowd cheers) but we can’t do it by ourselves…that’s why we’re here because no matter how much power the mighty E Street Band brings down tonight (crowd cheers) we can only bring the music…we need you to bring the noise (crowd cheers) now sing it like you mean it…”

Intro to “The Ghost of Tom Joad”
“Gonna bring out my good friend…the Nightwatchman…from Rage Against The Machine, Tom Morello (crowd cheers)…”

Intro to “I’m Goin’ Down”
“Thank you, Tom (crowd cheers) yes, uh, one of my guitar students, yes, he’s done very well…alright…boys!…let’s go from the sublime to the ridiculous…”

Intro to “Raise Your Hand”
“Let’s stump the band…what’s the key?…you start it…alright, let’s do it…C!…”

Intro to “Kingdom of Days”
“I wanna send this one out to Pats…and the kids…”

Intro to “Hard Times”
“Oh, thank you for coming out to the show tonight (crowd cheers) at the fabulous Los Angeles Sports Arena, that’s right…that’s right …we have some friends in the house tonight, folks from the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank (crowd cheers) Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural…Los Angeles Regional Foodbank has been serving the hungry in Los Angeles since 1973…they have programs for those who need it most, ensuring that children, seniors and working families have access to nutritious food…Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural is a non-profit cultural space that supports the arts and literacy in the northeast San Fernando Valley (crowd cheers) Tia Chucha's has proved the arts can renew and regenerate authentic communities in these hard economic times, all you have to do is pick up the newspaper and see millions of jobs lost since 2007, hundreds of thousands of jobs lost over the past several months, people falling out of the middle class, these organizations are the only safety net, when these folks fall on hard times they have a place to go, someone who can ensure them they’ll have something to eat…the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank, please support them on your way out, the times are tough (crowd cheers) your neighbors need you…Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural, our old friends…this is a Stephen Foster-song, it was written in 1855…called “Hard times come again no more”…”

Intro to “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”
“Is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers) is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers) then let me hear you (crowd goes on singing)…”

Intro to “American Land”
“Thank you for coming out tonight (crowd cheers) don’t forget the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank…Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural… Sister Soozie…
(…) Little Steven Van Zandt (crowd cheers) Curtis King (crowd cheers) Garry W. Tallent (crowd cheers) Sister Soozie Tyrell (crowd cheers) the unstoppable Mighty Max Weinberg (crowd cheers) Professor Roy Bittan (crowd cheers) Charlie Giordano (crowd cheers) one of the greatest guitarists in the world, Nils Lofgren (crowd cheers) Cindy Mizelle (crowd cheers) and the biggest man you’ve ever seen: Clarence “Big Man” Clemons (crowd cheers) L.A (crowd cheers) L.A (crowd cheers) L.A (crowd cheers) L.A (crowd cheers) L.A (crowd cheers) L.A (crowd cheers) L.A (crowd cheers) L.A (crowd cheers) you’ve just seen the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, hard-rocking, earth-shocking, booty-shaking, love-making, Viagra-taking, history-making, legendary (crowd: “E Street Band”)…”

Intro to “Rosalita”
“(strums his guitar) It’s working…it ain’t over till it’s over…”

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi.
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